Before the 19th century, how many people were needed to make pipe organ play?

one
at least two
four
seven
Playing the organ before elec­tric­i­ty required at least one person (called calcant) to operate the bellows. There­fore, or­gan­ists rarely prac­ticed on the pipe organs, using other in­stru­ments such as the clavi­chord for practice instead.

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at least two
four
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flagCzech Republic
13%
73%
6%
6%
15
flagFrance
12%
72%
16%
0%
25
flagLithuania
14%
71%
7%
0%
14
flagItaly
15%
70%
0%
15%
20
flagNorway
17%
69%
8%
4%
23
flagSweden
7%
69%
23%
0%
13
flagthe Netherlands
18%
67%
10%
2%
37
flagRepublic of Ireland
7%
66%
15%
10%
39
flagthe United States
7%
65%
20%
6%
203
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
64%
15%
6%
227
flagPoland
17%
63%
13%
4%
11435
flagCanada
10%
63%
13%
10%
30
flagGermany
12%
61%
21%
4%
121
flagUkraine
0%
60%
40%
0%
10
flagUnknown
21%
55%
18%
4%
337
flagSpain
41%
50%
0%
0%
12
flagBelgium
40%
50%
10%
0%
10
flagIndia
4%
38%
9%
42%
21
flagAustria
16%
33%
33%
16%
12

Gender

men62%
women60%
one
17%
15%
at least two
62%
60%
four
14%
17%
seven
5%
5%

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